Customer satisfaction and consumer expenditure in selected European countries

Matthew C.H. Yeung (First Author), Junsong Chen (Participant Author), Bala Ramasamy (Participant Author), Stan Paliwoda (Participant Author)

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The relationship between customer satisfaction and company performance has been extensively researched at both the consumer and firm levels. However, little is known about the impact of customer satisfaction at the economy-wide level, especially in Europe. This study aims to link customer satisfaction to personal consumption expenditure using panel data collected from 1999 to 2011 and covering nine European countries. Our findings suggest a significant relationship between customer satisfaction and consumer expenditure in these countries. In addition, economic structure, culture, political economy and socio-economic factors have been examined to understand the impact of cross-country differences on this relationship. The results reflect the importance of satisfied consumers on the economy as a whole; thus, efforts at boosting customer satisfaction should become a national agenda. ?? 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-416
JournalInternational Journal of Research in Marketing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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  • Customer satisfaction
  • Customer satisfaction index (CSI)
  • Economic freedom
  • Personal consumption expenditure (PCE)
  • Self-expressive values
  • Service economy

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  • Scopus
  • SSCI


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